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Deconstructing the Science Policy Interface in a “Post-Truth” Era

Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2017
Event Time: 
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Event Type: 
Department Colloquia / Seminars
Special Lecture
Location: 
ENR2
Room: 
S107
Speaker(s): 
David Cash, University of Massachusetts Boston

Policy on environment, energy, and sustainability is dependent on scientific and technical inputs. In this moment of transition in the United States, how can we understand the interface between science and policy? When is science used, ignored, pressured or driven by the policy and political processes? What are the institutions and rules that create more effective systems for linking science and decision making? And what is the impact in situations when local, regional, national, and global issues interact? Lessons from energy, climate, and natural-resource management from the municipal to international level can help explore these themes.